Starting secondary school

Apply for a secondary school place for September 2018, if your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or statement of special educational needs you don’t need to apply through this admission process. Contact instead.

Key dates

Key dates for secondary school admissions 2018:

 Action Date 
 Registration for the Medway Test opens  9am, Thursday 1 June 2017
 Registration for the Medway Test closes  5pm, Friday 30 June 2017
 Deadline for special arrangements requests from schools  Friday 7 July 2017
 Secondary school applications open  9am, Monday 11 September 2017 
 Medway Test dates  Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2017
 Medway Test date for Medway schools who opt for Saturday
 testing and children from non-Medway schools
 Saturday 23 September 2017
 Results of the Medway Test  Monday 9 October 2017
 Deadline for Medway Test review requests  Monday 16 October 2017
 Deadline for primary and junior schools to submit review work to Medway Council  10am, Wednesday 18 October 2017
 Medway Test reviews  Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October 2017
 Review decisions posted to parents and carers  By Tuesday 24 October 2017
 Secondary school applications close  5pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017
 Offers sent to parents and carers  Thursday 1 March 2018
 Places must be accepted/refused
 Requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted
 By Friday 23 March 2018
 Re-allocation of vacant places begins  Monday 9 April 2018
 Re-allocation of vacant places ends  Monday 31 December 2018


Question and answer sessions

To help guide families through the admissions process, we're running a series of presentations on how it works and what you need to do.

You can ask any questions you have and you don't need to book a place, just turn up.

There are two presentation times on each date at each venue.

Date  Presentation times  Venue 
 Tuesday 6 June 2017 4.30pm and 6.30pm Rainham Mark Grammar School
Pump Lane, Gillingham, ME8 7AJ
Wednesday 7 June 2017 4.30pm and 6.30pm The Hundred of Hoo Academy
Main Road, Hoo, Rochester, ME3 9HH
Tuesday 13 June 2017 4.30pm and 6.30pm The Victory Academy
Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, ME4 5JB